Greetings Ziva Community,
We’ve received a handful of emails asking about the new $50/month ZIVA VFX Indie licenses, so we figured we’d address the 5 most frequently asked questions here, to keep everyone on the same page.
- How does it work?
It's very easy. On the Ziva Store, go to the “Indie/Academic” section (https://store.zivadynamics.com/#indie) and add the “ZIVA VFX Indie – Monthly (Subscription)” item to your cart. Then, check out as usual. You’ll receive a 1-month license immediately.
Every month following, you’ll receive an inbox notification from us (please make sure we’re not in your junk box) letting you know that your next month’s license is ready to download. Once you’re ready for your next license, simply download as usual and you’ll be all set.
If you need further assistance setting up your new license, you can watch our "Node-Locked License Setup" tutorial for instructions: https://zivadynamics.com/resources/nodelocked
- Do Subscription licenses include updates/new versions?
Absolutely! Your 1-month licenses give you access to all version types and updates, at no extra cost. Just remember to always download your most recent monthly license so that you’re able to use the plugin, in the first place.
If you need assistance installing your new version, you can watch our "Plugin Setup" video for instructions: https://zivadynamics.com/resources/pluginsetup
- What if I have an urgent Ziva task but can’t access the internet at the end of the month?
We realize that many creators don’t have 24/7 access to the internet. To help with that, we’ve added an extra 5 days to each “1-month” license so you will never lose any days of ZIVA VFX access.
- Does the ‘monthly’ license expire 1-month from the time of download or based on the calendar months?
Actually, the Indie Subscription Licenses are 1-month from the time of your subscription purchase. So, no matter which day of the month you subscribe, you’ll receive a new license 30 days later, followed by another 30 days, and so on so forth.
- Is a Subscription License or Annual License better for me?
It’s a personal decision, but subscription licenses give you the ease of paying a small portion of the overall cost each month, rather than a larger lump sum upfront. Not only is it easy on the wallet, the subscription model also lets you save money if you’re not planning to use ZIVA VFX for an entire year (although we think you should 😉 ).
To learn more about ZIVA VFX Indie licenses, you can visit the Indie page here: https://zivadynamics.com/ziva-vfx-indie
If you have any further questions about the ZIVA VFX Indie Subscription licenses, feel free to leave a comment below. The entire Ziva Team is ready and waiting to help you out.
Thanks for reading and happy simulating!